Monday, October 24, 2016

Week of October 24th

This week is the last full week of the 1st marking period. If you have not done so, it is imperative that you check your current average now. There is very little time left to change your grade, so please be sure you know what to expect when you receive your report card next week. Please feel free to see me or have a parent/ guardian contact me if there is a question or concern regarding your grade.

Honors English 9
This week we will finish reading A Separate Peace and have our first formal writing assignment. We will spend the majority of the week discussing the final chapter of the book, reviewing themes, and determining how our understanding of the characters has shifted throughout the novel. We will also spend a significant amount of time relating the novel to this unit's essential questions: What does it mean to be an American?

Homework
Monday- Read chapter 11 of A Separate Peace and answer corresponding study guide questions
Tuesday- Read chapter 12 of A Separate Peace and answer corresponding study guide questions
Wednesday- Read chapter 13 of A Separate Peace and answer corresponding study guide questions
Thursday- Complete the fill-in page on the front of your study guide and ensure all questions are answered
Friday- Finish your writing assignment. It is due Monday.
CORRECTION: Essay will be due Tuesday. We will also have a test on the novel on Tuesday.

English 9
This week we will continue reading The Outsiders and review our grammar concepts from the 1st marking period. The packets you completed for homework over the weekend will be checked and we will work on exercises to strengthen our understanding of nouns, pronouns and adjectives. The verb packets from the weekend will be collected for a grade.

We will also take our first quiz on The Outsiders. Period 5 will take this quiz on Thursday. Period 2 will take this quiz on Friday.

Please note that different sections of English 9 may be at different points in the novel. Assignments regarding the novel might not be the same for both classes.

Homework
Monday- Period 5: Finish critical thinking questions for chapters 3 and 4
Tuesday- Period 2: Finish critical thinking questions for chapters 3 and 4
Wednesday- Ensure all questions and charts up to chapter 5 of the study guide are complete.
Period 5: Study for quiz
Thursday- Period 2: Study for quiz
Friday- Read a book you enjoy!

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